Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), a part of the US $12.5 billion Mahindra Group, has announced its association with the Buddh International Circuit (BIC). As part of the association, Mahindra will provide 25 Scorpios as the official intervention and support vehicles to the BIC over the next 5 years and for various other motorsports events. The fleet of vehicles will include 10 Scorpio VLX 4wd (4-wheel drive) and 15 Scorpio Getaway 4wd (4-wheel drive). In turn, BIC is supporting the popular Mahindra ‘Adventure Initiatives’ throughout the year.
Known for its inherent tough and rugged ‘Mahindra DNA’, the Scorpio has continued to outperform other SUVs in some of the most gruelling rallies on the Indian motorsports calendar. The top-end, fully loaded Scorpio VLX 4wd (4 wheel-drive) is powered by the world-class 2179cc mHawk engine and delivers 120bhp power with torque of 290Nm at 1800-2800rpm. The robust and stylish Scorpio Getaway 4wd(4 wheel-drive), a lifestyle pick-up with the 2600cc Common Rail Diesel engine, delivers 115bhp at 3800 rpm and 283Nm of torque at 1700-2200 rpm, resulting in great pulling power even in low gear. This makes the Scorpio range ideally suited for their role as intervention vehicles at the BIC which is the only venue for Formula 1TM in India.
Speaking at the event, Vivek Nayer, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, noted, “We are extremely proud to be associated with the world class Buddh International Circuit for the Formula 1TM Indian Grand Prix. The unique characteristics of the Scorpio – tough, rugged, and powerful – make it ideally suited to be the official intervention vehicle for all motor racing events at the BIC which is the global showcase for cutting edge automotive technology and motor sport thrills in India”
Nayer further added, “Promoting motorsports through our Mahindra ‘Adventure Initiatives’ is at the very core of our Brand, and this association with BIC is further testimony to this fact. Our endeavour has always been to establish a stronger connect with auto enthusiasts and customers looking for fun and adventure.”
"We’re happy to have tied up with Mahindra & Mahindra for getting intervention vehicles that will be used during all motor sports at the Buddh International Circuit including the Formula 1TM races over the next 5 years. M&M is known for its robust and reliable engineering and we’re sure their vehicles will provide excellent service at our track." said Sameer Gaur, MD and CEO, Jaypee Sports International Limited.
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